Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82931
redhat-config-packages hangs when installing kernel support
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:05 EDT
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Description of problem:
Seeing major anomolies with RPM. I this case, tried to install kernel support
using redhat-config-packages on a minimal system (smallest footprint image was
installed in anaconda). Selected kernel (4 packages). Pressed update. Get
"Preparing system update" dialog. When progress bar get to 100%, app hangs. Text
under bar says "Computing package dependencies". Can kill app and all seems ok.
May be another ramificaiton of the comment I added to 80751, where dialog goes
away with no further output. Suspect instability in RPM is the cause...
I needed kernel support to get tk installed. When installing tk from the command
line, RPM reports 2 bars of 100% and then hangs...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.select kernel support
Actual Results: hangs with 100% progress bar
Expected Results: no hang
Strike the installing from command line comment. When I copied the file to disk,
it installed ok. RPM must not like installing when current directory is on the
If you type dmesg, do you see errors relating to reading from the cdrom?
No errors from the CD-ROM. In fact, it hangs prior to prompting for any
insertions. Ran dmesg prior and after hang, no new messages appended to log.
BTW, I am up to date per rhn. Should I try some rawhide RPM packages?
Tried rawhide rpm and rpm-python 4.2.66, no joy. I hear that rpm now uses futex.
How would I go about seeing if rpm is hung?
To use rawhide rpm, you'll also have to use rawhide redhat-config-packages (and
some others probably). Was probably due to interactions between different rpm
versions used by redhat-config-pcakages and the rhn-applet which are fixed now
(or just having a stale rpm lock from something else, but haven't seen that with
rawhide in a while)